20 September 2022 AKSNA Regular Board Meeting

Alaska School Nutrition Association
1120 Huffman Rd. Ste. 24
PMB 791
Anchorage, AK 99515

20 September 2022
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

The meeting is hosted on Zoom and is open to all members in good standing. To request the Zoom link and password, contact the AKSNA President, Trevor Bridgewater, by emailing president@aksna.org.

I. Call to Order

II. Establish Quorum / Roll Call

III. Adoption of Agenda

IV. Consent Agenda

A. Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

B. Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Reports

C. Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Reports

V. President’s Report

  1. NSLW is Oct 10 – 14th “Peace, Love & School Lunch” Artwork available. $50 SNA shop gift card contest
  2. Delegate Assembly information to be submitted (2 delegates for AK) attend Delegate Assembly Meeting July 8, 2023 in Denver Co. Deadline Sept. 30th, 2022
  3. SNF 2023 Josephine Martin National Policy Fellowship Nomination. Attends LAC 2023 and be recognized.  Eligibility: Be an active SNA employee or manager section member, who has been an SNA member for at least three years, as of LAC 2023 (since no later than April 1, 2020); has never previously attended LAC; and has an interest in child nutrition policy. Deadline Oct. 31, 2022
  4. Ongoing nominations for 2022- 2023: SNA Director of the Year, SNA Manager of the Year, SNA Employee of the Year. Deadline for all is March 1, 2023
  5. State Plan of Action draft in the works 

VI. Treasurer’s Report

A. Annual Bank Account Update

Update the Executive Officers (Key Contacts) on AKSNA’s Wells Fargo bank accounts

  1. Remain on account
    • Trevor Bridgewater, President
    • Gavin Northey, President-elect
    • Sandra Ponte, Secretary
  2. Add to account
    • (No adds)
  3. Remove from account
    • Josephine Dawson
    • Theresa Wilson
    • All other individuals not known to be associated with the account

B. Update QuickBooks Users

Update the users on the QuickBooks Account (max: 3)

  1. Make Owner
    • Gavin Northey
  2. Add
    • Trevor Bridgewater
    • Sandie Ponte
  3. Remove
    • Jo Dawson
    • Theresa Wilson

VII. Standing Committee Reports

A. Public Policy & Legislation

B. Member Services

C. Communications

1. Mush On News

2. Web Site

3. Social Media

D. Conference Committee

E. Nutrition Standards & Education Committee

VIII. Ad-hoc Committee Reports

A. Contract Executive Director Committee

Table until future date?

B. Scholarship Committee

Rename the committee “Awards and Recognitions Committee”?

Align the Arctic School Food Service Innovation Competition within this committee?

Table until December?

IX. Unfinished Business

X. New Business

XI. Announcements / Good of the Order

XII. Adjournment

The next meeting will be 17 October 2022

AKSNA Board Members attend National Leadership Conference 2022

National Leadership Conference 2022 Attendees: Gavin Northey, Rachel Spencer (Future Leaders), Trevor Bridgewater

SNA’s annual national leadership conference was held in person for the first time since 2019. AKSNA was represented this year by president elect Trevor Bridgewater, treasurer Gavin Northey, and public policy & legislation chair Rachel Spencer. We met in sunny West Palm Beach Florida for 2 days packed with dynamic speakers and inspiring presentations by SNA members from all around the country. This year’s theme was “Be Extraordinary” highlighting the work volunteers have been doing to ensure members continue to receive the value of membership and move us forward as an association.

Being able to network with other state associations facing the same challenges as AKSNA and other school nutrition programs throughout our state was reassuring of our efforts as an association. We were able to share ideas on what worked to stay connected during the pandemic as well as get ideas for trainings and presentations to offer for our 55th annual conference in 2023.

State plan of action workshops were very helpful in maintaining our own identity while striving to align with SNA’s Strategic Plan areas of focus seen below. Keeping our plan of action updated shows we are listening to the needs of our members while working to be an asset to future AKSNA members.

Areas of Focus: Voice of School Nutrition, Career Development and Growth, Stakeholder Community, Thriving Organization

Future Leaders Program is offered during NLC and we were excited to have Rachel Spencer attend on behalf AKSNA. This is a great program that helps to give volunteers the tools and confidence necessary to develop and thrive as school nutrition professionals.  We look forward to sending interested members to Future Leaders in Louisville, Ky 2023. If you want to know more about NLC or other amazing opportunities offered through AKSNA, please reach out to a board member today!